An Unexpected Future

Hi Everyone,

Today is very cold and grey outside, but, we warmed things up a little inside, by reviewing ways to talk about predictions, future plans, and decisions for the future.

We talk about predictions by using “going to” and infinitive – these predictions are based on  things that we observe or know about now. For example, She looks so sad. She’s going to cry

We talk about future plans or arrangements  using present continuous. For example, I‘m flying to London next Tuesday. Use will + infinitive to talk about something that is possible in the future. For example, Maybe I will see you at the party next week. 

When talking about decisions for the future use going to + infinitive. For example, Are you going to come to the party tonight? Use will + infinitve when we make spontaneous (on the spot) decisions at the time of speaking. For example, It’s cold in here. I‘ll go and close the window.

Here is the practice we did in class Future Review and Practice  We took a few minutes to discuss with a partner, what are plans are for next week, and filled in a weekly planner . Looks like lots of us have the usual chores to do next week, like shopping, working, studying, and meeting up with friends.

We have all made plans and sometimes, things don’t happen like they are supposed to – planes get delayed, friends are late for dinner, or cancel at the last minute – so, how do we deal with these unexpected changes?? Well, you all had some creative ways to deal with the unexpected events in life.  We watched this video “Swimming Pool” which started as a simple love story and then something very unexpected happens!!! Watch it again here…all the way to the end. 

One of the themes of the video was accepting our differences, our different cultures, lifestyles, physical appearance, religious beliefs and lots more. One way to accept these differences is with  tolerance, empathy, understanding, compassion, and most importantly to love one another

Happy  Valentines Day

Words of the day

zip it (verb) {slang} : to stop talking immediately                                                                Pam was talking on and on about her break up with Ted, I finally had to tell her to zip it!

thumbs-up (noun) : a gesture in which you hold your hand out with your thumb pointed up in order to say yes, show approval,etc.                                                           The teacher gave the student a thumbs-up, when he answered the question correctly.

breather (noun) : a pause for rest : a break                                                                         He was studying all afternoon for tomorrow’s exam and decided he needed a breather, so, he went for a walk.

Bundle up and keep warm this weekend, it’s going to be really, really, really, really, really, really cold!

Remember to relax and practice!